Crystallization vs Precipitation - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between crystallization and precipitation

is that crystallization is (uncountable) the act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized while precipitation is precipitation, unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste.

crystallization

Alternative forms

* (UK) crystallisation

Noun

(en noun)
  • (uncountable) The act or process by which a substance in solidifying assumes the form and structure of a crystal, or becomes crystallized.
  • (countable) The body formed by crystallizing; as, silver on precipitation forms arborescent crystallizations.
  • (uncountable, physics, chemistry) The formation of a solid from a solution, melt, vapour or from a different solid phase
  • (countable) The process or the result of becoming more definite or precise.
  • Derived terms

    * fractional crystallization * water of crystallization

    precipitation

    English

    Noun

  • (meteorology) Any or all of the forms of water particles, whether liquid or solid, that fall from the atmosphere (e.g., rain, hail, snow or sleet). It is a major class of hydrometeor, but it is distinguished from cloud, fog, dew, rime, frost, etc., in that it must fall. It is distinguished from cloud and virga in that it must reach the ground.
  • A hurried headlong fall.
  • (countable, chemistry) A reaction that leads to the formation of a heavier solid in a lighter liquid; the precipitate so formed at the bottom of the container.
  • (figuratively) Unwise or rash rapidity; sudden haste.
  • had acted with some precipitation and had probably started out upon a wild-goose chase --

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * precipitately

    See also

    (wikipedia ) * haste * rashness